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  • Cross the last folks off your holiday list, all in one neighborhood.
Cross the last folks off your holiday list, all in one neighborhood. (Courtesy Late Night Andersonville )
December 05, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Savor the Season

The Grid 351 W. Hubbard St. 312-321-1351

Eat, drink and be merry with the River North spot's new brunch menu featuring one entree—such as stuffed French toast or spicy Eggs in Purgatory—with a breakfast cocktail for $15 or unlimited cocktails while dining for $25. Then, head to the downstairs lounge and browse wares from nine local designers and boutiques including Haberdash, Henry and Belle and Artpentry. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

61st Street Farmers Market

Experimental Station 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 773-241-6044

Stock up on fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more from 16 vendors and sample something delicious during a 10:30 a.m. chef's tasting at this Hyde Park-Woodlawn market which runs weekly through Dec. 14 and then monthly January-April before reopening outdoors in May. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

DRINK

Respire

Riff Music Lounge 2239 S. Michigan Ave. 312-399-2695

Warm up with a $5 shot special and chill out with smooth house, trance and vintage soul from DJ Mitchell Todd at this new weekly after-work party where you can cop free music downloads—just BYO flash drive. 5-10 p.m. Friday. No cover.

Leisure Suit Party

Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-697-7922

Suit up in your best 1970s attire for Goose Island's release of their final beer in the 2013 Fulton & Wood series, an ale made with heritage malt and experimental hops ($5 per pint). The celebration continues with free ManBQue appetizers, live music by Ghosthouse (8 p.m.) and a best-'70s-dressed contest with a $50 gift card and brewery tour prize. 7 p.m. Friday. No cover.

Beer for Deities

Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160

Specialty suds abound at this Half Acre and Three Floyds tap takeover featuring 11 options including Three Floyds War Mullet Imperial IPA and Alpha Klaus Porter and Half Acre Chub Step Porter and Quakerbridge Barley Wine as you rock out to live music from Touched by Ghoul, We Are Hex and Outer Minds. 8 p.m. Saturday. $10. Tickets: ticketfly.com.

DO

Movie Warehouse Sale

Facets Multimedia 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-281-9075

Take home a little Hollywood—along with documentaries, anime, international films and more—during this clearance blowout for movie geeks featuring more than 1,000 titles priced from $1.99-$5 for DVDs, $5-$30 for boxed sets and—for your technology throwback pleasure—a mere quarter for VHS tapes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Late Night Andersonville

Various locations Berwyn Avenue and Clark Street 773-728-2995

More than 40 neighborhood businesses stay open late so you can rock your holiday shopping around the block while enjoying live music, caroling, in-store refreshments, pop-up performances, trunk shows and more. Check the andersonville.org website for a printable coupon good at participating locations. 6-10 p.m. Friday. Repeats Dec. 20. No cover.

Scofflaw Holiday Bazaar

Scofflaw 3201 W. Armitage Ave. 773-252-9700

Fuel up with brunch and toast your multitasking abilities with a cocktail as you browse giftables including vintage items from Dovetail, housewares from South Social & Home, jewelry from Laura Lombardi, sustainable decorative arrangements from Bottle & Branch, baked goods from Paper Moon and bottles of Scofflaw gin. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. No cover.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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